Matthew Piekarski wrote -
In November I will be running my first ever marathon, the NYC marathon. For years I have run with NYRR and the New York City community, but it wasn't until last summer that I really had the chance to give back by volunteering with the NYC chapter of Achilles International. The men, women, and kids I met there made me think about everything that brought me to this marathon. The people, the races, but most of all, the community all helped me realize my dream of running the NYC marathon. It was then I decided to pass on the kindness and make my marathon a way to help disabled athletes realize their dreams.